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'''Richard Metcalfe''' (born 21 November 1973 in Leeds, England[http://www.espnscrum.com/scotland/rugby/player/13342.html Richard Metcalfe player profile] ESPN Scrum.com) is a former Scottish rugby union footballer. He was the world's tallest ever international rugby player and United Kingdom|Britain's second tallest athlete after basketball player Neil Fingleton which stands 233 cm tall. At 7 feet (213 cm), Metcalfe was about six inches taller than a typical second row forward, giving him considerable presence at the front of the line-out (rugby union)|line-out. He won 11 Scotland caps between 2000 and 2002 and played for the Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints. At Newcastle Falcons he made 35 appearances for them as they won the 1997–98 English Premiership (rugby union)|1997-98 Premiership, and at Northampton he was a replacement in the victorious 2000 Heineken Cup...
Birth date{{birth date and age|df=yes|1973|11|21}}
Birth placeLeeds, England
Height{{height|ft=7|in=0}}
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Ru positionLock (rugby union)|Lock
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Ru clubyears1995-1999
1999-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
Ru proclubs{{nobreak|Newcastle Falcons
Northampton Saints
Edinburgh Rugby|Edinburgh
Border Reivers (rugby)|The Borders}}
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Ru clubpoints(5)
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